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S&P 500 Bond Index sees record issuance in 2017

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Jason Giordano, director of fixed income at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

S&P 500 companies issued $775 billion in bonds during 2017, the sixth consecutive year of record US corporate bond issuance, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Jason Giordano, director of fixed income at S&P DJI, said the rise in issuance was reflective of companies continuing to take advantage of the accommodative environment created by low interest rates and strong investor demand.



US ETF assets up over a third in 2017, finds ETFGI

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
US ETF assets up over a third in 2017, finds ETFGI

Assets invested in ETFs listed in the United States increased by over a third (34.3%) during 2017 to reach a new high of $3.42 trillion at the end of December, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI. The US is on track to chalk up two straight years of consecutive monthly net inflows, with $44.3bn gathered in December 2017 marking the twenty-third successive month of net inflows.



Invesco cuts fees on two PowerShares S&P 500 factor ETFs

Dec 27th, 2017 | By
Invesco cuts fees on two PowerShares S&P 500 factor ETFs

Invesco has lowered the fees charged on two NYSE Arca-listed ETFs, the PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio (SPMO US) and the PowerShares S&P 500 Enhanced Value Portfolio (SPVU US), from 0.25% to 0.13%, effective 1 January 2018. Dan Draper, global head of ETFs at Invesco, commented, “We are constantly evaluating our product offerings to ensure that we are offering cost-efficient investment solutions to meet the needs of our investors.”



WisdomTree launches China equity and global balanced income ETFs

Dec 21st, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches China equity and global balanced income ETFs

WisdomTree has launched two new ETFs on NYSE Arca – the WisdomTree ICBCCS S&P China 500 Fund (WCHN US) and the WisdomTree Balanced Income Fund (WBAL US) – providing exposure to Chinese equities and a portfolio of ETFs composed of equity and fixed income exposures.



Innovator Capital licenses second IBD index for ETF creation

Dec 21st, 2017 | By
Innovator Capital licenses second IBD index for ETF creation

Innovator Capital Management has licensed the IBD ETF Leaders Index from Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) to underlie a new ETF. The Innovator IBD ETF Leaders ETF (LDRS US) is expected to begin trading shortly on NYSE Arca.



Pacer launches trend following ETF

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Pacer launches enhanced trend following ETF

Pacer has launched the Pacer WealthShield ETF (PWS US), a trend following ETF that rotates between fixed income and equity sectors using quantitative signals based on risk and momentum.



IndexIQ launches US large-cap multi-factor ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches US large cap multi-factor ETF

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has launched the IQ Chaikin US Large Cap ETF (CLRG US) on the Nasdaq Exchange. “The addition of CLRG to our product suite provides investors and advisors with a powerful tool as they contemplate their domestic equity holdings,” said Salvatore Bruno, CIO of IndexIQ.



Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

In a review of 2017, Hamish Preston, senior associate, index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices states that “risk was the dog that didn’t bite this year”.



Asia Index launches suite of Indian market-cap indices

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Asia Index launches suite of Indian market-cap indices

Asia Index has launched five new sized-based indices covering large-, mid-, and small-cap equities listed in India. The indices are available for product development including serving as the underlying for ETFs.



UBS cross-lists EUR-hedged S&P 500 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists EUR-hedged S&P 500 ETF on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed the UBS S&P 500 UCITS (hedged to EUR) ETF (UEQD GY) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges.